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[texts]Pre-verbal trauma, dissociation and the healing process: a dissertation - Scotten, Dorothy Dreier
This qualitative research study examines some of the ways in which the healing process takes place in adults who have experienced dissociation, and who have most likely been psycholigically traumatized before full language development. --Abstract
Keywords: Psychic trauma in children; Dissociative disorders
Downloads: 2,083
[texts]Care, culture, and education nursing students' perceptions of care and culture: implications for practice - Wright, Pauline Rita
Today's nurses work and live in a multicultural society where they encounter patients whose backgrounds are different from theirs, and who need care from nurses who are both proficient in their work and knowledgeable about the role that culture plays in patient treatment. In this study, 45 student nurses enrolled in a baccalaureate program at a northeastern urban college completed a survey about their perceptions of care and culture including their relevance and application to the practice of nu...
Keywords: Health sciences; Nursing; Intercultural communication; Nursing education; Student nurses; Nursing practice
Downloads: 3,127
[texts]Encounter theatre as a means of social change and empowerment: a dissertation - Coleman II, David D.
Encounter Theatre as a Means of Social Change and Empowerment is an analysis of the principles and application procedures for the use of Participatory Theatre (a form of interactive theatre), that is conceived, developed, and produced as an educational and therapeutic tool in addressing social, cultural, and political issues in varying communities. --Abstract
Keywords: Theater and society -- United States
Downloads: 2,157
[texts]Role and impact of leaders' mental models in effecting planning transformational change: a dissertation - Rathmill, Stephen C.
Research was conducted on four leaders of for-profit organizations… By conducting in-depth interviews with these leaders and their middle-level managers, individual's mental models were analyzed and degrees of congruence between their espoused theories and their actual behaviors and actions were illuminated. --Abstract
Keywords: Leadership -- Psychological aspects; Organizational change
Downloads: 2,468
[texts]Exile, identity, and artistic creation: an arts based phenomenological study with immigrant women: a dissertation - Heller, Vera
This arts based phenomenological study with immigrant women explores the migratory and creative processes from the perspective of the Hero's archetype, viewed by Jung as a template for individuation. Its objective is to gain further insight into the contribution of art therapy to healing the fragmentation of identity inherent in the transition between two - often radically different - cultures. --Abstract
Keywords: Arts -- Therapeutic use -- Research; Women immigrants -- Cross-cultural studies
Downloads: 940
[texts]Right of way: ethical decision making of selected elementary school principals: a dissertation - Dechiara, Jennifer
The purpose of this study was to explore and describe individual principals' experiences of ethical decision-making in a complex era. I presumed that most school principals would have a vivid menory of an experience when they were forced to make a "tough decision" - one that challenged them to take a position in spite of competing and deeply felt moral values. Ethical dliemma, in this case, was the term used to describe an event which calls for a decision to be made when moral values or ethical ...
Keywords: School principals -- Professional ethics -- Research
Downloads: 1,540
[texts]Narrating gender: children's responses to gender roles and depicted in orally told folk tales and other traditional stories: a dissertation - Mello, Robin Ann
This qualitative investigation was based on grounded and feminist methodology and examined the reactions, of ten fourth grade students, to the gender roles depicted in orally told folk tales. Data consisted of surveys, writing samples, and interviews, collected in both mixed and single gender groups. These data were then transcribed and analyzed using open and axial coding procedures. --Abstract
Keywords: Sex role -- Folklore
Downloads: 751
[texts]Dynamics of teachers' aesthetic engagement with children's literature: a dissertation - Griffith, Susan C.
This research study seeks to bring the missing voices of teachers into the conversation about teaching and learning children's literature at the college level. Grounded in an empirical base that affirms a need for this perspective, the study investigates and describes the dimensions, patterns and variations that constitute the dynamics of engagement that characterize teachers' experiences with children's literature as aesthetic experiences of adult reading...
Keywords: Children's literature -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Downloads: 541
[texts]Stopping-out of college: the students' stories: a dissertation - Webber, Diane Simpson
This study focuses on young adults under the age of 26 who enrolled in a 4-year college, left college, then later re-enrolled in either the same or different college... The participants of this study demonstrated that through the acts of asking and telling their stories, they could put into words how they made meaning of their experience. --Abstract
Keywords: College dropouts -- United States -- Case studies
Downloads: 611
[texts]Information literacy: an issue of equity for new majority students: a dissertation - Jackman, Lana Webb
Educating over 49% of those who attend higher education, public colleges and universities must assume a more dynamic leadership role during this societal transformation if New Majority students are to develop the intellectual skills required to compete effectively in today's marketplace. By adopting an information literacy culture, public higher education can foster the intellectual empowerment needed by New Majority students to evolve into competent life-long learners and contributors to Americ...
Keywords: Educational equalization; Computer literacy
Downloads: 1,083
[texts]Media literacy education: personal and professional change: a dissertation - Johnson, Lesley L.
This study investigates media literacy education and professional change.
Keywords: Audio-visual education
Downloads: 548
[texts]Essence of cultural competence: listening to the voices of occupational therapy students: a dissertation - Black, Roxie M.
This study examines the perceptions and meaning of cultural competence and culturally competent care as described by occupational therapy students in their final year of occupational therapy education. The purpose is to determine whether students who have received education that included diversity and multicultural content see themselves as developing cultural competence. --Abstract
Keywords: Occupational therapy -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Downloads: 1,859
[texts]Dimensions of the paraeducator experiencefacilitating the inclusion of children with identified special education needs in general education classes: a dissertation - Riggs, Cathryn Griswold
This study investigates the role of teacher's assistants with special education students in mainstreamed classrooms.
Keywords: Mainstreaming in education
Downloads: 597
[texts]Meaning making and positive development with adolescent girls :using the arts, community, reflections, and service: a dissertation - Nagel, J. Eva
This study explores the essential factors needed in adolescent youth programs, which intend to promote resilience, well being, and meaning making as a part of the healthy development of adolescent girls. The research explores the role of the arts, community building, mentoring, service, and reflection on this development. The context is Side by Side, a summer leadership development program. In a qualitative case study approach, the data is organized primarily from the written and spoken words of...
Keywords: Teenage girls -- Identity; Community arts projects
Downloads: 1,029
[texts]Transforming higher education through part-time faculty professional development that fosters flourishing: a dissertation - Thompson, Janet Lynn
This qualitative study investigates the professional development experiences part-time faculty identify as positive. The purpose is to examine how positive professional development experiences inform part-time faculty's subsequent teaching, and what relational qualities if any are present in those positive experiences. --Abstract
Keywords: College teachers -- In-service training -- Case studies
Downloads: 268
[texts]Portraits of leadership: relationships among gender, age, and creativity: a dissertation - Desrosiers, Diane Caton
This Portraits of Leadership research focuses on using children's artwork to study girls' perceptions of leadership. 244 school age children were asked to draw their image of a leader and to write descriptions of why they chose this person as a leader. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were conducted to determine the relationships among gender, age, and creativity and choice of leader in drawing and written descriptions...
Keywords: Leadership
Downloads: 406
[texts]Parents perceptions about an early childhood program: analysis of parents focus group discussions - Zakarian, Natalie Ann
This study focuses on identifying the primary concerns parents have at school entry for their children. The investigation is a qualitative analysis of data derived from a series of ten parent focus group sessions conducted in a large northeastern school district. The ten sessions were conducted over a period of four months for a total of twenty hours of data. Regular members of the focus group included four parents who had 4 and 5 year old children in an early childhood literacy program, a volun...
Keywords: Parent and child; Early childhood education; Language arts (Preschool)
Downloads: 1,006
[texts]Case study of assessment in a high school classroom: the impact of changes in assessment on curriculum, instruction, teachers, and students: a dissertation - Brady, Deborah A.
This study examined the impact of changes in assessment on curriculum, instruction, teachers, and students. The study describes the complex, developmental process by which a particular course, teachers, and a class evolved, articulated goals and standards, and assessed their learning. My co-teacher and I used a variety of assessments: conferences, peer review, reflections, portfolios, group projects, and presentations in addition to traditional tests and quizzes...
Keywords: Curriculum evaluation
Downloads: 415
[texts]Phenomenology of embodied dreamwork with Puerto Rican women - Brache-Tabar, Lourdes Faride
The author investigated the experience of embodied dreamwork. Participants were eight Puerto Rican women who were chronically ill, of low socioeconomic status, who lived in Boston. The data were analyzed using transcendental phenomenology. Each participant engaged in one embodied dreamwork-unstructured interview session lasting approximately 1.5 hours. In addition, each participant drew a picture of how she felt after the dreamwork interview...
Keywords: Health sciences; Mental health; Psychology; Counseling; Phenomenology; Art therapy; Arts--Therapeutic use; Dreams--Therapeutic use; Puerto Rican women
Downloads: 536
[texts]Bridging connections between teachers' racial identities and their teaching practices: a dissertation in educational studies - Barnes, Sandras M.
The purpose of this study was to examine how three Black female teachers and three White female teachers of kindergarten, first grade, and eighth grade understand the connections between their racial identity and their teaching practices… -- Abstract
Keywords: African American teachers -- United States -- Attitudes
Downloads: 233
[texts]Gender and leadership: men and women's stories: a dissertation - Karanian, Barbara A.
This study investigates gender and leadership.
Keywords: Sex differences (Psychology) -- Case studies; Leadership -- Psychological aspects
Downloads: 657
[texts]Study of the effects of Peaceable Schools curricula on student achievement in an urban middle school - Nurenberg, David
Given that a review of the available literature suggests links between the problems of school safety (both physical and emotional) and low student achievement, effective school reform needs to address both issues simultaneously. Most education reformers, though doubtless concerned about safety, have, in the wake of the outcomes-based movement in American education, focused mainly on raising student test scores through increasingly standardizing school structures...
Keywords: Education--Philosophy of; Education--Curriclum and instruction; Achievement; Conflict resolution; Nonviolence; Social constructivism; Peaceable schools; Peace studies
Downloads: 660
[texts]Dialogue: a qualitative study of a faculty development intervention to assist faculty in exploring the practitioner assumptions that impact their role in higher education and medical education: a dissertation - Qualters, Donna M.
The Dialogue study is concerned with understanding how Dialogue could be applied to faculty development. Dialogue is a structured form of group interaction developed as an organizational behavior tool (Isaacs, 1993) which creates space for practitioner assumptions to be probed and insight into practice achieved… The study focused on self-selected multi-discipline faculty from a four year institution and a public medical school...
Keywords: Dialogue analysis; College teachers -- In-service training
Downloads: 382
[texts]Teaching for the aesthetic experience: a dissertation - Black, Margaret G.
This study answered the question, "How to teach for the Aesthetic Experience in the visual arts?" Six women art educators served as study participants. The researcher identified five components of aesthetic experience: perception, cognition, imagination, emotion, and discovery. Informed by theories of conversational teaching methods, aesthetic development, and adult development, the researcher designed and executed a qualitative case study that incorporated all five components...
Keywords: Arts -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Downloads: 281
[texts]Integrating contemplative practice into the undergraduate pursuit of finding and following an intuitive call - Wall, Jan W.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the integration of contemplative practice into higher education. The intention of such integration would be to facilitate a students ability to hear and follow an intuitive call. Intuition was defined as an immediate, unmediated or tacit way of knowing; calls or callings as inner directives towards meaningful life pursuits. Intuition and calls were seen as overlapping and interchangeable terms...
Keywords: Holistic education; Contemplation; Higher education; Education, Higher--Philosophy; Vocation; Contemplative practice; Calls; Developmental readiness; Disorienting dilemma; Heuristic research; Intuition; Tacit knowledge; Undergraduates
Downloads: 686
[texts]Impact of psychological trauma on learning and functioning in women with learning disabilities: looking at classroom trauma: a dissertation - Jane Utley Adelizzi
This study investigates women and learning disabilities and the impact of psychological trauma.
Keywords: Learning disabilities
Downloads: 626
[texts]Midlife experience of contemporary women views along the midway: a dissertation - Panchuck, Paula DeAngelis
This research study investiages middle-aged women's attitudes and views.
Keywords: Middle-aged women -- Psychology
Downloads: 188
[texts]How museum educators build and carry out their profession: an examination of situated learning within practice: a dissertation - Bailey, Elsa B.
This study explores the ways and means that museum educators build their expertise to practice museum education. A qualitative methodology was utlilized in this examination, incorporating aspects of grounded theory and phenomenological research. Fifteen museum educators in science-related museums in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who worked extensively with teachers, were selected as respondents.....
Keywords: Museums -- Educational aspects --Massachusetts -- Case studies
Downloads: 341
[texts]Professional beliefs and the conditions that support integrated curriculum in a New England middle school : a dissertation - Davis, Cheryl Lynn
The purpose of this investigation was to identify the professional beliefs of middle level educators who integrate the curriculum and the conditions that support the implementation of curriculum integration. Ten middle level teachers who represented two interdisciplinary teams participated in the study. --Abstract
Keywords: Middle schools -- New England -- Curricula -- Research
Downloads: 344
[texts]Teacher supervision and reflectivity: a relational and interactional process: a dissertation - Stanley, Claire M.
This dissertation examines teacher supervision and reflectivity.
Keywords: Teachers -- Training of; Reflection (Philosophy)
Downloads: 476
[texts]Politics of art education in the public schools: a dissertation - Campbell, Wendy
In this study, I examine why the subject of art has been marginalized in the public schools. I also suggest a way to remedy the situation. My analysis concerning why art has been marginalized comes from an integration of insights from three discourses: feminism, postmodernism, and the perspective implied by the literature of the recovery community. Writers in all three discourses suggest that the world view of the dominant culture is based on a separation between self and other and between thoug...
Keywords: Art -- Study and teaching -- United States
Downloads: 342
[texts]Brief relational mathematics counseling as an approach to mathematics academic support of college students taking introductory courses: a dissertation - Knowles, Jillian M.
Traditional approaches to college mathematics support focus on cognitive aspects of the student's approach and only incidentally address affective problems such as mathematics and testing anxiety. Because such affective conditions may be symptoms of underlying relational problems rooted in a student's learning history, I proposed a brief relational mathematics counseling approach that integrates cognitive constructivist mathematics tutoring into a brief relational conflict counseling framework...
Keywords: Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Downloads: 1,555
[texts]Identity formation and collaborative inquiry in the zone of proximal development: eighth grade ESL students doing research - a teacher research study: a dissertation - Bearse, Carol Irene
This study is an ethnographic investigation of a Grade Eight ESL IV class conducting research with topics of their own choosing from October, 2001 through May, 2002. This investigation is conceived as a qualitative teacher-research study: an ethnographic examination of collaborative inquiry in the ESL classroom setting where the majority of the students are Brazilian. --Abstract
Keywords: English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers -- Psychologial aspects
Downloads: 945
[texts]Teacher transformations: a phenomenological study on the effect of Courage to Teach on experienced teachers' growth and development: a dissertation - Nollet, Kathleen M.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of a professional development experience on ten experienced teachers who participated as a cohort in Courage to Teach. Courage to Teach, founded by Parker Palmer, is a program of quarterly retreats that foster personal and professional renewal for teachers. The program focused on renewal through deep reflection that helps teachers to investigate the inner and outer landscapes of their lives...
Keywords: Teachers--In-service training; Teachers; Teachers--United States--Psychology; Courage to Teach; Professional development
Downloads: 806
[texts]Effects of an interactive, literacy-rich environment on the social, language, cognitive, and literacy development of young children with and without special needs: a dissertation - Canelli, Jeanne M.
The purpose of this study is twofold: to identify play and literacy practices that are useful in an inclusive early childhood classroom and to demonstrate how these practices contribute to the development of children with and without disabilities. Play and literacy teaching practices are documented in this study of four preschool children. Two of the children have typical development patterns and two have mild to moderate special needs...
Keywords: Play environments
Downloads: 302
[texts]Oasis from learn-to-earn :adult, working-class, liberal arts graduates make meaning of their learning careers at Harvard: a dissertation - Spreadbury, Suzanne C.
The purpose of this study was to learn from 18 adult students, all of whom grew-up working class and many of whom were living working-class lives as adults, the meaning of returning to school and earning a liberal arts degree from an open-enrollment program, Harvard University Extension (HES), which is part of a selective, elite institution: Harvard University... --Abstract
Keywords: Adult education -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Harvard University
Downloads: 891
[texts]Program evaluation research study on the implementation of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Program in a public high school: a dissertation - Beardall, Nancy G.
The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program is the subject of this research study. MVP is a high school leadership and mentoring program that focuses on promoting gender respect and preventing harassment, sexual harassment and teen dating abuse in middle schools and high schools. --Abstract
Keywords: Mentoring in education -- United States
Downloads: 175
[texts]Process of implementing health-promoting schools in Zhejiang Province, China: a dissertation - Aldinger, Carmen E.
This study describes in detail the processes, interventions, challenges, and self-reported changes associated with implementing the Health-Promoting Schools (HPS) project in Zhejiang Province, China. It is a descriptive study, based on a case study model, using illustrative examples from nine schools. -- Abstract
Keywords: School management and organization -- China
Downloads: 203
[texts]Home environment factors influencing literacy development: a group of Brazilian immigrant Head Start children: a dissertation - Switzer, Sharon C.
This dissertation examines the literacy practices embedded in the home environment of a group of 5 Brazilian Head Start children. It elucidates the difficulties and challenges of immigration that influenced their home environments and describes the literacy practices embedded within these home environments. --Abstract
Keywords: Head Start programs -- United States; Reading -- Parent participation
Downloads: 831
[texts]Investigation of the relationship between middle school science teachers' knowledge and beliefs regarding the coherence and connections among science concepts and their classroom practices: a dissertation - Eberle, Francis
This phenomenological investigation used an inductive qualitative research approach with multiple instruments and processes including a survey, interviews, classroom observations, concept maps, and classroom materials for data. The results suggest that middle school science teachers' ability to teach science in a connected and coherent fashion may be tied to their mental schema for organizing science ideas, curriculum materials, and their reflections on what they are teaching and why...
Keywords: Science -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Case studies
Downloads: 182
[texts]Authority, leadership, and peacemaking: the role of the Diasporas: a pilot study of a group relations conference - Wallach, Tracy
Research suggests that conflicts are much more likely to re-ignite in societies which have large Diaspora communities in the United States. This study examines the role of American Jewish, Arab, and other Middle Eastern Diaspora communities in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and addresses the generally neglected role of trauma and emotions in perpetuating conflict. The project employed group relations conference methodology to conduct the inquiry...
Keywords: Diaspora; Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Group relations; Peace; Leadership; Trauma; Reconciliation
Downloads: 555
[texts]Finding voice: exploring possibilities of healing in conversations on an event of collective mass violence between self and other - an interaction between Indian and Pakistani youth on the 1947 partition: a dissertation - Chhabra, Meenakshi
Are there alternatives to using violence between groups that have a history of collective mass violence between them? This is the underlying concern motivating the study: This concern is guided by my personal experience as a third generation Indian, growing up on stories of the 1947 India-Pakistan partition. The 1947 Partition was an event of collective mass violence between Hindus and Muslims. The two countries have since been "enemies." Despite the death and displacement of millions across the...
Keywords: Pakistan -- Foreign relations -- India; India -- Foreign relations -- Pakistan
Downloads: 424
[texts]Including elders' voices: a model for gerontology curriculum design in higher education: a dissertation - Gelish-Gugliucci, Marilyn Rose
This study has proposed a new model for gerontology curriculum design. The model involves elders at two levels: designing gerontology courses/programs and participating in the students' learning experiences… The proposed curriculum model is framed within progressive and confluent curriculum ideologies: thereby, supporting experiential learning, personal growth, integration of attitudes, feelings, emotions, and relevance...
Keywords: Gerontology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
Downloads: 347
[texts]Influences on professional learning: five teachers' stories: a dissertation - Sterling, Mary Lincoln
The purpose of this study was to identify and understand changes that endured in teachers' knowledge and practice after participation in professional development. Case studies were conducted with five teachers who completed a common professional development course in pedagogy... --Abstract
Keywords: Teachers -- In-service training -- United States -- Case studies
Downloads: 256
[texts]Mathematics, modeling, and modular curriculum in engineering retraining programs: a dissertation - Moussavi, Massoud
The present study is an attempt to probe, explore, and provide an appropriate educational method for engineering retraining programs. The central concerns and implications of this study revolve around: who engineers are, how they learn, why they need to learn, and what they have to learn. The existing retraining programs also will be evaluated in order to develop a suitable retraining program for engineers...
Keywords: Engineers -- Training of
Downloads: 238
[texts]1995 Approved Charter Schools - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Executive Office of Education.
Keywords: Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Department of Education; Charter Schools
Downloads: 119
[texts]Text and texture: an arts-based exploration of transformation in adult learning - Larsen, Enid E.
This research explored the transformational and co-transformational potential of collage, assemblage and mixed media in an accelerated undergraduate adult course on imagination and creativity. The methods were qualitative and arts-based artist-teacher inquiry within a constructivist art class for ten, female adult learners. Informed by the researcher's living inquiry through visual auto-ethnography, a collagist methodology shaped the research, including syllabus construction, course delivery and...
Keywords: Adult learning; Adult education; Art study and teaching; Collage; Mixed media; Assemblage; Creative thinking; Adult learners; Psychology; Self-actualization (Psychology); Motivation in education
Downloads: 439
[texts]Hearing whiteness, seeing race: women leaders give visibility to their White identity: a dissertation - Moritz, Ann
This study investigates what it means for women leaders to identify as White. The purpose is to examine a sense of racial identity and how that identity affects a sense of self as a leader. Twelve women answered questions from a designed interview protocol in two settings that occurred approximately four weeks apart. --Abstract
Keywords: Whites -- Race identity -- United States -- Research
Downloads: 575
[texts]Is this a mirror I see before me?: adolescent girls use imaginal writing to re-vision life experience: a dissertation - Marzelli, Cameron L.
This participant observer collective case study was an investigation of the ways in which an imaginal writing process might facilitate resilience in adolescent grils who has previously used writing to respond to challenging life experience. --Abstract
Keywords: Teenage girls -- Psychology; Creative writing -- Therapeutic use
Downloads: 714
[texts]Teacher reflection in a school committed to student reflection : dissertation - Smith, Debra Richardson
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of three veteran teachers in an elementary school in which there was an explicit commitment to fostering children's reflection about their own learning. --Abstract
Keywords: Reflection (Philosophy) -- Case studies; Teaching
Downloads: 227
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